Barcelona goalkeeper, Marc-Andre ter Stegen has admitted that it was "inappropriate" for fellow countryman, Manuel Neuer to criticise his comments relating to his desire for gametime with his national team, Germany.
Ter Stegen had recently reiterated his desire to feature more for Germany, with the 27-year-old relegated to second choice for most of his career behind Neuer when it comes to the national team.
Neuer had hit back at ter Stegen's comments, revealing that he was being unhelpful by expressing his frustrations and that he was being disrespectful towards his fellow goalkeepers, Bernd Leno and Kevin Trapp, who themselves are battling for an opportunity to play for Germany.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen hits out at Germany's No. 1 Manuel Neuer for making 'inappropriate' commentshttps://t.co/wveHOTAUy2— Times Now Sports (@timesnowsports) September 17, 2019
Ter Stegen, believes that Neuer has been unfair in his comments when it comes to what he feels.
"I would like to say something about this. You cannot say we have competition for the goalkeeper position and then expect the players to be happy with the situation if they don't play. Football is about happiness but also disappointment," he said as per Goal.
"Manuel Neuer does not need to comment on my personal feelings and measure them, I'd say. It's my own opinion. If you think about the last few years, you realise that I always behaved well and what Neuer and other people have said is not fair. His remarks were inappropriate but I don't want to say much more. I want to end this controversy."
Neuer remains number 1 for Germany under Joachim Low, but there have been calls for Ter Stegen to feature more considering that he has been brilliant for Barcelona.